Kootenay Road Trip Tasting Passport

Go on a Kootenay Road Trip throughout the month of February to collect stamps for a chance to win some great prizes. Throughout February, explore a diverse mix of breweries and taphouses on the Kootenay Rockies West Ale Trail.   Explore mountain activities, stunning views along rivers and lakes, boutique places to stay, curious attractions, dining, … Continued

It’s the Most Wonderful Time for a Beer

As December arrives, many craft breweries in British Columbia are releasing special beers they have created to celebrate the holiday season. These wintry beers are often a little darker and stronger, making them well-suited for colder, darker days, and some of the recipes even include spices, cranberries, or chocolate. Here are more than 100 suggestions … Continued

The First Annual Kootenay Beer Week runs September 10 – 17

Breweries from across the Kootenays are coming together for the first annual Kootenay Beer Week: September 10 – 17, 2022. Various events will take place across the region over the week, offering plenty of opportunities for sampling craft beer and celebrating with great food and music. On September 17, the main event, Kootenay Beer Fest, … Continued

A Kootenays RV trip on the hunt for BC craft beer

An RV trip into the Kootenays in search of craft beer… What could be better? Retired and recovering from a four-month home renovation, I was in desperate need of a getaway. A two-week wander was just what I needed. I happen to have an RV well-suited for pretty much anything BC’s Kootenays can throw at … Continued

BC Craft Breweries Launch Beers to Support Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine rages on, many BC craft breweries are responding to an international brewery effort to raise funds for those affected by the war.   The primary effort is led by Lyviv, Ukraine-based Pravda Beer Theatre. Pravda put a call out to breweries around the world asking them to raise money for humanitarian … Continued

Celebrate Spring With Fresh Seasonal Beers from BC Craft Breweries

Ahhh, spring is here! Flowers are bursting out of the ground, fruit trees are showing off their colourful blooms, and breweries are launching some delicious seasonal beers. Warmer days and longer evenings are ideal for enjoying beer outdoors — on a porch, patio or at a picnic. With so many great breweries throughout British Columbia, … Continued

International Women’s Day: March 8th, 2022

March 8 is International Women’s Day and more than 35 BC breweries are brewing up a special beer to showcase women as well as inclusion and diversity in the craft beer industry in BC. Back in 2013, the thought of women gathering together all over British Columbia to brew a special batch of beer seemed … Continued

All I Want for Christmas is…Craft Beer!

To help celebrate the holiday season, many craft breweries in British Columbia have been busy brewing up something special. Some of these holiday-themed beers are made with spices, cranberries, chocolate — or even candy canes! These wintry beers are often a little darker and stronger, making them well suited for colder, darker days. Here are … Continued

Four must-try Pride Month Beers from BC Craft Breweries

Pride Month beers across the province are raising funds to support Pride-related causes. This includes an extra special collaboration among six breweries in Comox Valley and Campbell River. You can’t spell community without “C.” This collaboration includes the communities of Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and Campbell River. “Since breweries are businesses that are community gathering spaces … Continued

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